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Dean’s Graduate Fellowship

Graduate Assistantship Support

The Dean’s Graduate Fellowship is awarded to departments annually. The call for proposals for awards for the 2021-2022 academic year is closed. Selections for 2021-2022 funding will be made by Friday, November 6, 2020.

The funding of up to six graduate assistantships (GAs) is available with the purpose of recruiting domestic students that have shown an ability to overcome obstacles and adversity and to achieve academic success. Proposals that outline recruitment strategies designed to attract students who have shown a commitment to inclusivity, social justice, and equality are encouraged. Recruitment must meet Idaho HB 440 requirements which prohibit against discrimination in recruitment.

Programs that are awarded Dean’s Graduate Fellowships will be required to attend a one-hour recruitment workshop. Programs will stipulate in their award letters to students that the Dean’s Graduate Fellowship funding requires that the awardees participate in all events that are part of the program, including welcome events, events during the academic year, and an end-of-year event; the Graduate College will organize and notify the Dean’s Graduate Fellowship Award recipients of these events. These events are an essential part of the fellowship experience and the award letter should make clear that failure to participate in the organized events may result in the termination of the Fellowship.

Each award will support a full GA position for an academic year (fall and spring terms), providing a $15,000 salary, resident tuition and fees, and GA health insurance. If the assistantship is awarded to a non-resident student, non-resident tuition will be waived by the university. Awards are for one academic year only; departments are responsible for funding additional semesters.

Graduate programs are asked to submit proposals outlining how they would best utilize this type of GA position for their recruiting efforts to meet the goal of growing the graduate student body at Boise State.